Infrastructure Nightmares

 

Introduction to this Topic by the Editor

I need to give you a little background on Perryville so this will be more understandable. This prison was built in the early 1970’s by male inmates, for male inmates. The women didn’t come here until about 1990. AS in all government, the cheapest bid got the job. By all reports, this prison was raised fast, and I suspect, with the minimum of supervision of the builder/inmates. These are eye witness reports from the current women residents.

Explaining the Shower Picture

 

This is an accurate sketch of a real shower in “B” yard, Santa Cruz unit. Do you see the loose wires hanging in the lower door jamb? I was told they were “live” because this shower light is still on. I won’t test this theory! I’ve tried to portray all the standing water in front of those wires. All the shower units have standing water because the drains are all plugged.

Standing water = black mold we see everywhere

When inmates complained about the condition of this shower, they just took off the door and left it open. In the shower next to this one (not pictured) is the same filth.

The regulators (hot and cold) will not engage so moving the handle from Hot to Cold does nothing. The temperature the DOC sets is what you get. In the winter the water is cold and in the summer, it’s hot. The water pressure would increase dramatically if they would soak the shower heads in Lime-aWay to remove 50 years of accumulated minerals.

Closed Custody Yards on Cruz and Lumley…Hotbeds of Suicide Attempts

Closed Custody Yards on Cruz and Lumley…Hotbeds of Suicide Attempts

It’s been a year since COVID hit, and the women isolated from the outside world. The women on Closed Custody fare even worse. They are locked up for virtually the entire day, except for their ‘kennel rec’ and meals.

Is it any wonder they act out angrily every night? Guards say there are at least 2 or 3 self-harm attempts, and fights against each other and officers. A staff member told us the suicide rooms are overcrowded, and alternative cells have to be found to accommodate the surge in cases.

Yes sir, rehabilitation at its finest.

Prison Reform bills—Dead On Arrival

Prison Reform bills—Dead On Arrival

All three bills, HB2167 Oversight on the DOC, HB2713 Earned release credits, and HB2165 House arrest for non violent offenders, killed by Warren Petersen (R) of the Senate Judiciary committee.

Next election, vote the asshole out!! The last guy didn’t let any reform bills through, and this dude, Petersen, is the same. Whatever happened to serving the People? (oh wait, the police can show us what happened to that). Whatever happened to listening to your constituents? (um, I guess it’s only what will get you reelected).

Readers, remember this guy in the next election!

What do COIII’s do in Perryville?

What do COIII’s do in Perryville?

According to the women….not much. We get a large number of complaints about absent, never-there, clueless, and downright lazy counselors.

For instance, CPS had been trying to contact the mother of a runaway child and was never able to track down the mother’s COIII. The child had run away from a shelter and walked miles to see his mother at Perryville. That poor mom didn’t learn about her son’s tragic journey until weeks later.

Many legal calls are forgotten or mishandled. Depositions are dropped or ‘lost’. The biggest complaint? COIII’s ARE NEVER THERE.

More cruelty from the DOC

More cruelty from the DOC

Just when you think the inmates can't take anymore, the DOC delivers more pain. Because the Florence prison screwed up and let 2 male inmates escape, the DOC is determined to take it out on the girls too. We are waiting for our sources on Maria and Cruz to come in,...

The men ruin everything for the women….again

The men ruin everything for the women….again

Through the years, the men have been responsible for food and hygeine items being eliminated from the store menu. The men make hootch out of something (i.e. corn, potatoes, sugar, oranges, apples, etc ect.) and the women get that taken away from them too. The men use...

WTF–Surprise Attack!!

WTF–Surprise Attack!!

The DOC is now anti-art. Today Central Office issued an edict to take away ALL ACRYLIC PAINTS! Inmates can no longer express themselves through art. A swarm of guards stormed the women's' home to take away every bottle of paint they ever purchased. TONS of money in a...

Inmates have to outfit R and A women because the DOC doesn’t

Inmates have to outfit R and A women because the DOC doesn’t

The ladies in Perryville have the added financial burden of furnishing basic supplies to the new people. This is an example of letters we are getting a lot of. My new roommate came to my cell with virtually NOTHING. All she had was one tattered blanket, a comb with 4...

Lockdown Lumley

Lockdown Lumley

We were able to obtain the lockdown times for those poor unfortunate mediums (medium custody inmates) on Lumley. These mediums are treated worse than anyone! These are all the times that the main yard is closed. No movement to store, education, property, medical, or...

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Ah, life in the funny farm. The padded cell. Men in white coats. Butterfly nets. All the old jokes about where the mentally ill are stashed. Arizona stashes them in PRISON! Yep, dogs in kennels are treated better than these poor unfortunates. In fact, the cages where...

Recent Lies

Recent Lies

Two articles worth your attention and a reality check from someone on the inside:2 supervisors are fired 1 charged with assaulting inmate 11-21-20 How virus spread in Tucson prison unit 11-22-20 The LIES. 1) Stop internal movement of inmates, deep clean every week,...

Re: The reporter on Lumley

Re: The reporter on Lumley

To CYA and be politically correct, we will now no longer let anybody refer to the SMI women as *crazies*. Our position at this website is to dignify the mentally ill, and champion policies that do not harm or exploit them.

Dateline: Santa Rosa

Dateline: Santa Rosa

We have an insider at Central Office that reports major problems with the DW there. That is backed up by letters from family who have loved ones there. Stay tuned.

Day 5 – 1:30pm LIBERATION

Day 5 – 1:30pm LIBERATION

The latest update on the inmate transferred to Lumley:"This time, the guard knocks politely and announces I'm sprung from this evil place. But alas, I'm not going home to Carlos, they are taking me to "C" yard on Lumley. How bad could it be I think to myself. Ha! From...

48 hours on Closed Custody

48 hours on Closed Custody

We posted follow up information on this situation a couple of days ago (read it here). It took until today for this the first story in the saga to arrive. By serendipity, meaning AIMS2 strikes again, a minimum inmate ends up on closed custody on Lumley. For our...

“I lay on the hot cement for hours with a broken back and leg!”

“I lay on the hot cement for hours with a broken back and leg!”

Dateline Lumley: We were suspicious of this story until we saw the legal paperwork from her lawyer that confirmed it. This is her post. " In December of 2019, I was struggling with one of the cell doors that wouldn't close. In that effort, I fell to the floor abruptly...

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